Séminaires sur les aspects théoriques et expérimentaux de la gravitation

Tidal deformation and dynamics of black holes

by Prof. Eric POISSON (University of Guelph)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane (IHES)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane


Le Bois Marie 35, route de Chartres 91440 Bures-sur-Yvette
I will present an overview of the work that has gone into formulating a theory of tidal deformations and dynamics of black holes in general relativity. This includes a description of the tidal environment around a black hole, a description of the tidal deformation in terms of the intrinsic geometry of the event horizon, and a description of how the black hole can exchange energy and angular momentum with its tidal environment.